View Poll Results: Which should i use in a formal letter to a doctor?

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Thread: using numbers

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    Ladybuglover is offline Newbie
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    Question using numbers

    how can I know when to use the number itself or spell the number out? for example " 3-5 years" or "three to five years" which is appropriate?

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    Default Re: using numbers

    The general rule is to write out ten and under, but this is changing rapidly. I suggest you adopt one style and use it consistently.

    John

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    Default Re: using numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    adopt one style and use it consistently.

    John
    Truer words are rarely spoken!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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